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Document ID (ISN)101241
CIS number 03-486
ISSN - Serial title 1351-0711 - Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Year 2002
Convention or series no.
Author(s) de Croon E.M., Blonk R.W.B., de Zwart B.C.H., Frings-Dresen M.H.W., Broersen J.P.J.
Title Job stress, fatigue, and job dissatisfaction in Dutch lorry drivers: Towards an occupation specific model of job demands and control
Bibliographic information June 2002, Vol.59, No.6, p.356-361. Illus. 60 ref.
Abstract Based on Karasek's model, this study examined the effects of job control, quantitative workload and occupation-specific job demands on fatigue and job dissatisfaction in Dutch lorry drivers. Information on job control, quantitative workload, physical demands, supervisor demands, fatigue and job dissatisfaction was gathered through questionnaires from 1181 lorry (truck) drivers. Data were subjected to multiple regression analyses. Inclusion of physical and supervisor demands in the model explained a significant amount of variance in fatigue (3%) and job dissatisfaction (7%). Moreover, in accordance with Karasek's interaction hypothesis, job control dampened the positive relation between quantitative workload and job dissatisfaction. The inclusion of occupation-specific job control and job demand factors gives occupational stress researchers a better insight into the relation between the psychosocial work environment and well-being.
Descriptors (primary) job dissatisfaction; physical workload; road transport; fatigue; drivers; mental workload
Descriptors (secondary) Netherlands; psychology of work organization; questionnaire survey; role of supervisory staff; statistical evaluation; mathematical models; stress factors
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceNetherlands
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Fatigue
Road transportation
Psychological factors
Mental workload